Two redheads dating
Some people find freckles very attractive, and that is fantastic.
However, they are much more prone to having freckled skin.Skin tone is another one of those well-studied features that has been shown to consistently have an impact on people’s assessment of physical beauty: those with clear, evenly-coloured skin are widely regarded as being more attractive than people with patchy, blotchy or freckled skin.Nowhere is this more obvious than when looking at professional photos of redheaded models and celebrities.Researcher Nicolas Guéguen examined how hair colour alone could influence a person’s chances of scoring at a nightclub.He had women dress up in differently-coloured wigs, and measured how often they were approached by men.When so many ginger celebrities actively cover it up by colouring their hair, it only makes it more difficult for people to think of “hot gingers”.
This reassures people in their belief that redheads are “usually not hot”, simply because they don’t know how many hot people out there really are redheads.
But the type of melanin that causes freckles can increase the skin’s sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation and make skin more prone to getting cancer.
They therefore can serve as a quite real biological “warning sign”.
But once again this biological theory must be interpreted with caution.
This doesn’t mean that all redheads are inherently unlucky genetically and must be unattractive.
The same is true for the trademark pale, freckled skin of redheads: when mixed with the genetic codes for darker skin, the fact that the “freckles gene” is present in a person may never actually become visible.